Site Rental

Facility Rental & Catering Services

The Arkell Museum has two indoor spaces available for rental, plus extensive gardens and grounds. The Museum provides a perfect location for a wedding, ceremony, meeting, corporate retreat, seminar, banquet, or social function. Our Memorial Garden has been a favorite location for wedding photographs for generations. Make your next event a memorable one by letting the Arkell Museum at Canajoharie serve as your host. For facilities rental information call 518-673-2314 or email rentals@arkellmuseum.org.

Classroom/Meeting Room
The classroom is the perfect space for small lectures and business gatherings. The light court located in the Memorial Garden allows natural light to flood this private room located in the museum’s lower level.
Capacity: 20 seated at tables; 30 seated in classroom format.
Fee: $30 per hour
Includes setup of tables/chairs, access to in-room sink, power and data (wireless) connections.

Great Hall
Large, open with natural light pouring in from the museum’s high windows this space is a unique location for banquets, wedding receptions, business meetings and seminars. Your guests will be surrounded with beautiful historic artifacts of the Mohawk River Valley. The crowning feature of the space is the one-of-a-kind floor that is a painted map of the area.

Capacity: 160 seated at tables (banquet style); 180 seated in lecture format; 36’ x 72’=2,600 square feet

Fee: $100 per hour, 2 Hour Minimum
The Great Hall is a public space. Museum visitors have access to that space during operating hours. Weddings and large parties must take place during non-operating hours of the Museum: between 6-10PM Tuesdays-Sundays.
Includes setup of tables/chairs, power and data (wireless) connections.

Access to built-in DVD/ computer projector & screen, and use of built-in sound system are available for addition fees.
Great Hall fee will be charged per hour for time renters spend decorating.
Renters provide their own linens, dishware, and approved catering.
Caterers must be approved by the Museum. Please contact us for approved caterer suggestions.
If alcohol is to be served, the caterer must provide the license and serve the alcohol.
No open flames are allowed in the space, including candles.

Memorial Garden and Grounds
Built by Bartlett Arkell in memory of his wife Louisanna Grigsby Arkell the Memorial Garden is a picturesque location for ceremonies, wedding photographs, and cocktail hours. Located off of the Great Hall this beautiful garden makes a perfect respite for guests looking to find a few peaceful moments among the flowering shrubs and fountain/reflecting pool.
Fees: $30 per hour
Use of the Memorial Garden & Great Lawn is included in all rentals of the Great Hall. Groups may choose to rent only exterior spaces. These exterior rentals do not include any extra services

Additional Services
Use of full kitchen facilities $225 per event
Includes: coffee maker, convection oven, cook tops, dishwasher, ice machine, microwave, industrial refrigerator and freezer, steamer, pot sink, warming cabinet.
Use of server kitchen facilities $100 per event
Includes: coffee maker, microwave, industrial refrigerator and freezer, serving counter, and sink.
Portable Sound System (wireless microphone and lectern) $25
Additional AV Equipment (music CD player, DVD player, projector and screen) $25
Platform Stage $50
Piano $150

Weddings
Let the museum work with you to plan your wedding!

Cost: $2000
Capacity: 160 seated

Weddings may take place in our Memorial Gardens with a reception following in the Museum’s Great Hall. Wedding events must be scheduled during non-operating hours of the Museum: between 6PM-10PM on Tuesdays-Sundays.

Our fee includes:
Set-up of tables and chairs
Clean-up and tear down
Museum Gallery access for your guests
Security fees
Staff fees
3 hours of decorating time the evening before. Additional hours are charged at $100 per hour.
3 hour reception between 6-10PM Tues-Sun. Additional hours are charged at $100 per hour.
Servery Kitchen access
Full Kitchen access
Museum Garden Access
Portable Sound System and Wireless Microphone

​Renters provide their own linens, dishware, and approved catering.
Caterers must be approved by the Museum. Please contact us for approved caterer suggestions.

Great Hall
Photo by Jonathan Hillyer
The mission of the Arkell Museum at Canajoharie and the Canajoharie Library is to promote and celebrate the understanding and enjoyment of the arts and humanities in Canajoharie, the Mohawk Valley, and beyond. The Arkell Museum collects, preserves, researches and presents American Art and Mohawk Valley History, and promotes active participation in art and history related activities, to enhance knowledge, appreciation and personal exploration by all.

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